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Obamacare reversal? House 75% of the way there!
WND ^ | 7/28/2010 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 07/29/2010 1:04:54 PM PDT by Qbert

One of the biggest targets should the GOP regain control of either the U.S. House or Senate in November's elections, according to many polls, will be Obamacare, the president's plan that effectively nationalized the decision-making process for health-care issues.

But a little-reported move to begin demolition of the health-care system takeover already is pending in the House and has gained about three-quarters of the support it needs to repeal the law that demands citizens buy insurance or pay financial penalties.

As of last night, the discharge petition sponsored by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, had collected 162 signatures of the 218 it would need to advance – even in the face of continued opposition from Obamacare promoter House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Under the provisions of the discharge procedures in the House, such a move is required to have the support of 218 members, a majority, of the 435-member chamber before moving forward.

But since it requires a majority, it is virtually assured of approval once it reaches the point of being advanced.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamacare; repeal

1 posted on 07/29/2010 1:04:59 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Of interest? ——> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2561117/posts

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2 posted on 07/29/2010 1:06:47 PM PDT by cranked
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To: None

you dont need half, you need 2/3 to overcome a certain Obama veto.If the House and Senate repeal in 2011, then Obama should be notified that elections have consequences.


3 posted on 07/29/2010 1:08:32 PM PDT by Sporaticus
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To: cranked

OBAMACARE must be rescinded!!


4 posted on 07/29/2010 1:09:05 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: cranked

Yeah, then they’ll need to do another one of these for that...


5 posted on 07/29/2010 1:09:33 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Steve King sure has been a dynamo in standing against BO and his minions in Congress.

We need a few more in there just like him!


6 posted on 07/29/2010 1:10:25 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: Qbert

If the GOP retakes the House, they need to put repeal of 0bamacare into the 2012 Budget Act. After all, wasn’t it “budget reconciliation” that begat this monster?

So, put it in the budget, and if the Dems don’t like it, they get no budget.

Ahhh...if only the GOP had the balls....


7 posted on 07/29/2010 1:10:35 PM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Qbert

This is all well and good but in the end the people will have the final say as to how they are governed. Obamacare is unconstitutional since Article 1 Section 8 does not specifically list regulating health care as an enumerated power. The people are not bound by an unconstitutional act.


8 posted on 07/29/2010 1:12:17 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Qbert

9 posted on 07/29/2010 1:14:36 PM PDT by Bean Counter
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To: Man50D

“The people are not bound by an unconstitutional act.”

Well, unfortunately that’s up to the courts to decide. And judges can really mess up sometimes- as we all learned yesterday in Arizona.


10 posted on 07/29/2010 1:15:06 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
Well, unfortunately that’s up to the courts to decide.

No, it's up for the people to decide. They have the final say as to how they will be governed!
11 posted on 07/29/2010 1:16:18 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Qbert

Rep Steve King is MINE are none of you can have him!


12 posted on 07/29/2010 1:19:28 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Qbert

Yes!

218+
is what we need!


13 posted on 07/29/2010 1:21:12 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Qbert

Yes!

218+
is what we need!


14 posted on 07/29/2010 1:21:26 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Qbert

they better do something...my mothers hospice service acts like the patients are the enemy


15 posted on 07/29/2010 1:22:35 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: US Navy Vet

“Rep Steve King is MINE are none of you can have him!”

But, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. :-)


16 posted on 07/29/2010 1:24:51 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Sporaticus
...you need 2/3 to overcome a certain Obama veto....

Yes but only need 218 to defund. he he he

17 posted on 07/29/2010 1:25:03 PM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: Man50D
No, it's up for the people to decide. They have the final say as to how they will be governed!

The tyrants, oligarchs and ruling class have a say on how the people want will be governed. If you were trying to De tocqueville-esque you stumbled badly into cliche land. The people having the power is a fleeting thing and we lost that oh about the time of Teddy Roosevelt. Depend on you own wits and resources and Jesus, depending on the wisdom of your fellow citizen and them having your zeal for an adherence to the constitution is folly.

18 posted on 07/29/2010 1:27:21 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Qbert

I would expect it to get to 178 Republicans and then you need 40 Democrats. That’s a lot of potential campaign ads against Dems who refuse to sign on.


19 posted on 07/29/2010 1:27:30 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: Sporaticus
you dont need half, you need 2/3 to overcome a certain Obama veto

Don't tell WND that, they hate it when facts ruin their articles.

20 posted on 07/29/2010 1:30:31 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Qbert

BUMP


21 posted on 07/29/2010 1:30:58 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Principled
Yes but only need 218 to defund.

And when Obama refuses to vetoes the defunding bill? C'mon, get real.

22 posted on 07/29/2010 1:31:23 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Qbert

Why, who do you have?


23 posted on 07/29/2010 1:31:53 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: dirtboy

He can’t, unless he doesn’t want any funding for anything.

This would be done during the budget process.


24 posted on 07/29/2010 1:34:22 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: B Knotts

He would veto the entire budget before he would sign legislation with defunding of Obamacare embedded.


25 posted on 07/29/2010 1:35:54 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: henkster
So, put it in the budget, and if the Dems don’t like it, they get no budget.

That won't do any good at all. They don't care if they have a budget...we are operating without one right now.

26 posted on 07/29/2010 1:42:09 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Mr. Wright

He would obviously VETO it and will take two thirds vote to override. You need a GOP Congress and POTUS to repeal.


27 posted on 07/29/2010 1:55:37 PM PDT by mono
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To: pburgh01; Jim Robinson
The people having the power is a fleeting thing and we lost that oh about the time of Teddy Roosevelt. Depend on you own wits and resources and Jesus, depending on the wisdom of your fellow citizen and them having your zeal for an adherence to the constitution is folly.

You better tell that to Jim Robinson considering the FR homepage states the following: "Free Republic is the premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web. We're working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud and corruption, and to champion causes which further conservatism in America."

You better tell that to the millions of grassroots Tea Party members who are becoming more of an influence in the political process with each passing day.

Why do you bother being a freeper since you feel all is lost?
28 posted on 07/29/2010 1:57:41 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Qbert
Thanks be to G-d!

I was worried that so much damage has been done that November wouldn't matter.But this gives me hope, real hope that yes we the people will....whats the term.......oh yeah put our boot on the governments throat!

29 posted on 07/29/2010 2:54:24 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Lord help our Armed Service members that they not become pawns in Hussein's quest to destroy America)
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To: rushmom

The infuriating part is that there are any Republicans at all still left to get on board with this. The Discharge Petition came out on June 16. They should have had 178 signatories on June 17.


30 posted on 07/29/2010 3:13:55 PM PDT by Eroteme
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To: dirtboy

He can’t ... it’s not a bill to be passed. HoR holds the purse strings - end of discussion.

If we take the house, we defund.

And then we put in place reforms that make sense - buy across state lines, pool employees, tort reform etc and let the market go.


31 posted on 07/29/2010 3:34:04 PM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: Principled

Reconciliation is a *****, innit?


32 posted on 07/29/2010 3:59:55 PM PDT by BenKenobi (We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. -Silent Cal)
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To: BenKenobi

I would love it if they “deemed” a repeal bill passed.

They they could say the veto won’t work because it wasn’t a bill - keep this tied up for a long time.

Dang I hope we take the house.


33 posted on 07/29/2010 4:05:46 PM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: Principled
Freepers in every state, in every county or parish in that state, and in all the Cities, boroughs, townships, and towns make a commitment to work diligently with their local Republican officials to see that ALL eligible Republicans have the opportunity to cast their vote. Offer to drive the elderly, disabled, and those who have no drivers license/vehicle to the polls. We must get everyone out, everywhere!!
34 posted on 07/29/2010 4:14:35 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Mr. Wright

quorum = a majority


35 posted on 07/29/2010 4:45:43 PM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: Man50D
Well glad I snapped you out of your annoying meme...

Obamacare is unconstitutional since Article 1 Section 8 does not specifically list regulating health care as an enumerated power. The people are not bound by an unconstitutional act.

Your retort to my comment, though flaccid and missing my point by a light year, is much better than your mantra you like to spam healthcare every thread with. I especially like your tattling to Daddy, with you Ccing Jim Robinson, nice touch! Weak and limp wristed but inventive, try to draw him into an intellectual argument with you, like your Big Brother having your back at a playground fight when the punches start flying.

Please get Tom Baugh's book, "Starving the Monkeys" and you will see where I am coming from. I think he is a Freeper here.

36 posted on 07/29/2010 7:03:02 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: pburgh01
Well glad I snapped you out of your annoying meme...

It's sad to see the country has drifted so far from the Constitution that you consider citing how the BO/BS regime is violating the Constitution as annoying. I will never snap out of pointing out that fact.

Your retort to my comment, though flaccid and missing my point by a light year, is much better than your mantra you like to spam healthcare every thread with.

My retort is on the mark and can't be repeated enough. Only in your twisted thinking is defending the Constitution spamming.

I especially like your tattling to Daddy, with you Ccing Jim Robinson, nice touch! Weak and limp wristed but inventive, try to draw him into an intellectual argument with you, like your Big Brother having your back at a playground fight when the punches start flying.

On the contrary. You don't like being called out for your insipid remarks to simply give up that are anathema to the purpose of FreeRepublic as stated on the homepage. Obviously you are not aware it is FR common courtesy to include the freeper in a post when referring to that person. Instead of responding as an adult you invoke Saul Alinsky tactics to divert attention form your self defeating remarks. You still haven't answered the question: Why do you bother being a freeper since you feel all is lost?

Please get Tom Baugh's book, "Starving the Monkeys" and you will see where I am coming from. I think he is a Freeper here.

Why don't you explain where you are coming from since you have failed or refused to explain in earlier posts?
37 posted on 07/30/2010 3:23:43 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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